By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
As the season approaches we will be giving you a chance to meet the new Tauros as well as learn a little more about the returning players by asking them 20 questions. We will be going in number order; yesterday we met Ben Falk and today we hear from Zack Bross. Come back tomorrow to hear from Jack Murphy. For links to all of the past Tauros 20 Questions look to the bottom of this page.
Zack Bross joins the Tauros from the Nipawin Hawks of the SJHL. The Tauros selected him in the seventh round with the 137th pick overall. A solid defensive center Bross spent his first season of junior in Canada posting five goals and 10 assists in 52 games for the Hawks. Prior to that the Weldon Spring, MO, native posted 16 goals and 22 assists in 70 games in the Tier 1 Elite League for St. Louis.
At 5’11” 179 pounds Bross will also add size to the Tauros center depth that was lacking at times last season. With players like Blake Lizotte, Troy Degler, and Colton Kramer manning the pivot last season the Tauros rarely had a size advantage. Bross will look to fit in quickly on the third or fourth line and could provide the style of game the Tauros have lacked since Jake Johnson and Jake McCann left.
From the Coach’s Office: Zack played in Nipiwin in the SJHL last season and has a veteran presence to his game. Zack does the intangibles well and plays a physical, in your face type of game. We are excited to see Zack compete in exhibition season and fill a role that perhaps we lacked last season; a strong defensive center that you can rely on protecting a lead in the last minute of a game. – Head Coach Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: Brosser
Older/younger siblings: two sisters – Lexi 23 & Clair 14, and a younger brother – Caleb 11
Favorite NHL team/player: Team – St. Louis Blues / Player – Brandon Saad
Why (if you did) did you pick your number: Al MacInnis gave me the # when I was younger so I've liked it ever since.
Pregame routine: morning skate, big breakfast, nap, stretch, soccer with the guys
Ideal pregame meal: pasta with chicken or meat
Any hockey superstitions: not really – I'll stick to whatever works until it doesn't work.
Best hockey memory: Winning Peewee Quebec in front of 10,000 fans, winning 2 National Championships, & my first year of Junior hockey in Saskatchewan
Personal goals for this season: Help win Championship, be solid double digit plus player, and lead team in hits
Favorite school subject: History and Math
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere I can scuba dive, preferably in the ocean.
Favorite zoo animal: Mainly tigers but any of the big cats.
Favorite junk food: S'mores – even if I have to make them in the microwave.
Favorite musician: Country – Brett Eldredge is one of my favorites.
What song would you sing for Karaoke: The shortest song I could find. Singing isn't my talent but I'd sing "Beat of the Music" by Brett Eldredge.
Favorite cartoon as a kid: SpongeBob and it is still my favorite.
Hidden talent: I did a Rubik's Cube once and I can juggle a bit.
Who is your dream date: Selena Gomez
Who would play you in a movie: Marshal from How I Met Your Mother.
If you could go back in time when/where would you go: 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Any Winter Olympics would be awesome but that one is obviously very special.
Previous Tauros 20 Questions